Kenneth M. Shaw

Kenneth Shaw, 70, of Crawford, passed away surrounded by those who loved him on June 1, 2016.

Memorial Service: 4 PM Saturday, June 11th at Bible Way Church located at 2800 Gurley Ave. in Waco, with Pastor David Arnett officiating.

Reception following service: Family and friends will visit and share stories.

Flowers delivery: from noon to 4 PM on Friday, June 10th to the church.

Kenneth was the third born of seven children to Lois Edward and Ruby Pearl (Smith) Shaw on May 31, 1946. He married Darlene Rechenthin on June 18, 1966 and they had four children together and the journey of life began. The majority of their married life was lived in the community of Crawford where Kenneth was employed by Lhoist North America for 30 plus years. Kenneth was a prankster and story teller. If you knew him then you know what a character he was. He spent a lot of time at the local Fina where he ate hamburgers, drank coffee, visited with friends and lost a fortune in scratch offs. As a young boy, he learned all about coon hunting while spending many hours in the woods with his dad and brothers. He was a trader at heart and if he beat you out on some deal, please accept our apology now. He would not agree to heart surgery until he was able to attend the State Hunt. He wanted to enjoy visiting with all of his friends. Many hours were spent playing a game of “42” dominoes. He was serious about it, he wanted to win. If he pranked you with “Dave’s Insanity Sauce” you probably can still “feel the burn”. We have heard many stories from those that described him as giving and generous. He was our husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Kenneth you will always hold a place in our hearts and will always be the center of the stories we tell about that CRAZY MAN from Crawford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Shaw; son in law, Roy Durrence; great grandson, Jett Millsaps; and in-laws, Ernst and Luetta Rechenthin, and brothers in law, Alton Rechenthin, Ernst Rechenthin and sister in law, Edna Gamel.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Shaw; children, Terry Langley and husband Jason, Katherine Durrence; Daniel Shaw and wife Ronda; Mandy Shaw and Ruth Ann Casey; grandchildren, Kara Newell, Jordan and Jessica Millsaps, Randall and Kelsey Outlaw, Krista Millsaps, Bailey Snow, Becca Casey, Derrick Shaw, Emily Langley, Shana Green, Matthew Scofield, Savannah Casey, Rachael Shaw, and Sam Langley; great grandchildren, DaShiya Charity, Draven Fuqua and Jace Beggs; brothers and sisters, Max Shaw and wife Linda, Oneitta Fortenberry and husband Charlie, Billy Jack Shaw and wife Debbie, Reba Arnett and husband David and Becky Shaw; sisters in law, Mary Kay Maddox and husband Jerry, Cynthia Moore; brother in law, Bruce Rechenthin; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Bible Way Church , 2800 Gurley ; Waco, TX 76711

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Condolence Messages

  1. Terry, I’m so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your whole family during this difficult time. Love you!

  2. Sandra Abshier

    Such sad news! We are so sorry for all of the friends and family. Sending prayers and love!

    Chuck and Sandi Abshier

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and comfort to be with yall during this time. He was such a great and kind person I will cherish those memories of him.

  4. Vicki Puryear

    Terry, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time

    Vicki Puryear

  5. Laura and Bruce Eden

    To all of the Shaw family, you are in our prayers for comfort and peace. We love you all and will miss Kenneth very much!!

  6. Ann Littleton

    I’m so very sorry.? for your loss. Met him.last year,a very sweet loving man. He’s now in Heaven, with our Lord and Savior. My prayers are with you all.
    Love and prayers
    Ann Littleton

  7. Pete and Wanda McGrath

    So sorry to hear about Kenneth’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are for your family. May Jesus comfort your hearts and help you through this difficult time.

  8. So sad for your loss. Kenneth was a rock and good friend especially for me after my loss. He will be missed by so many. If I can return the support shown to me in any way I am here. May the Lord give you comfort and peace.

  9. Reba and David. I am sorry for your loss. I praying for God’s love and comforting Spirit as He guides you through each day. Love you!

  10. Sounds like an amazing man! Terry my thoughts and most of all my prayers are with you and your family. I pray that you will all find peace in knowing that he is now in the arms of Jesus.
    I love you!
    Lisa Marie

  11. Terry so sorry for your loss, please convey my thoughts to your mom. prayers to the familey

  12. Sissy Green Hixson.

    To all Shaw Family. So sorry for your loss. I am so blessed to have known Kenneth. Darlene,Terry,her children there are no words for my love for them. Even tho I am not blood they have always treated me as family. I treasure that. Kenneth will be greatly missed and will be in all our Hearts to always keep his memory alive. Amen

  13. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all,my dear cousins and aunt and my dad. The loss of a loved one is so hard. Incle kenneth was a wonderful man and will be missed and now hes hanging out with the angels. If you guys need anything please dont hesitate to call
    We love all of you.

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s promise of a resurrection where we will be reunited with our loved ones who have passed away – John 5:28,29

  15. Sherry Prickett

    Uncle Kenneth was one of the those uncles you could always count on to make you laugh. As far back as I can remember I’ve enjoyed listening to his stories. He even made himself laugh! That’s talent! I’m going to miss him more than he’d ever know. Thanks for being such a special part of my life.


  16. Jesse and Lisa Aviles

    Our hearts go out to each of you! Kenneth was one of a kind. His jokes, were the best, and his smile was infectious. Prayers you all find peace, and comfort.

  17. My heart broke when I heard of Kenneth’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with him for over 15 years. Yes, he was a character. A funny, kind, hardworking man. I smile when I think of his jokes and riddles he would share. His laugh was contagious. He loved his family. He will be missed.
    His family is in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong Darlene.

  18. Oneitta (Shaw) Fortenberry

    Kenneth, you are my brother, and I love you very much! I am sitting here crying after watching the video of so many wonderful photos of you and all of our family. Yes, Kenneth, I will catch you on the flip/flop! I will live with you forever, someday! Give everyone a big hug…for me! We will all be there, before you know it…looking for you!

  19. Thressa Thomas

    To Daniel, Ronda and the entire Shaw family, please know that you are and have been in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God gives you strength, courage, peace and hope.
    I also pray that you are comforted by knowing you are surrounded by so many who care about you, all those beautiful memories and love that will last forever!

  20. Patsy Shaw Hunt

    TO all KENNETHS FAMILY sorry you have lost him, I know he will be missed, cant be there ,love all ,praying for family.

  21. Diane Berry Sample

    Darlene, I’m so sorry for you loss. Mom always had such nice things to say about Kenneth and was so thankful
    of his help when she needed him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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